Marsha Carter has an obsession with surface texture on her thrown and hand built functional pottery and jewelry. Years of exploring different artistic directions in her clay work have resulted in this unique style.

Using old broken glassware and bottles collected in the mining district around Leadville, Colorado she stamps her moist clay work leaving impressions of the decorative motifs and text from these late 1800’s glass remnants. Buttons and old jewelry are also used as stamps to create visually interesting surfaces on clay work meant for everyday use. Recent creative exploration includes complex porcelain pendants and earrings with melted colored glass accents.

Marsha has lived in Leadville since 1976. She designs and fabricates signs, is a graphic designer, hikes daily with a couple of furry family members, has a lush summer garden, is a passionate cook and baker and is very active with the local arts organization.